Averroes' Legacy and Islamic Modernity in Morocco Today
A seminar with Driss Ksikes, CESEM (research center of HEM Business School), Rabat.
Free admission and open to all.
Averroes (Ibn Rushd), as a rational, Aristotelian philosopher (12th C.) from Muslim Spain (Andalusia) has not been rediscovered in Arabic as a genuine thinker till late 19th C. Since then, attempts to read again and push forward his legacy have been hurdled politically and socially in many ways. Through this case, I will analyze the complex status of modernity in my country, while recounting my own experience as a reader and writer.
Driss Ksikes is a Moroccan playwright, novelist and essay writer, co-author of “Le métier d’intellectuel”, for which he has been awarded Grand Atlas Prize in 2015. Researcher in media and culture, he is since 2007 managing Director of the CESEM (HEM’s research center) and editor of Economia, its main review journal.